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Purchasing Officer Salary (United States)

Pay for Purchasing Officers in the United States is very modest at just $41K annually. Men are slightly outnumbered by their female counterparts who answered the questionnaire, who make up a slight majority at 58 percent. Nearly one in four of professionals in this line of work do not receive benefits; however, a strong majority report medical coverage and slightly more than half claim dental coverage as well. Job satisfaction for Purchasing Officers is high.
Purchasing Officer Salary (?
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$28,273 - $74,065
(Median)
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41K
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74K
MEDIAN: $40,857
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Purchasing Officer Salary (?
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$12.04 - $21.20
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $16.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$28,273 - $74,065  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,894  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$26,353 - $67,737  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 52
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$12.04 - $21.20  
   
Overtime
$0.21 - $28.85  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,894  
   
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$26,353 - $67,737  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 26
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Job Description for Purchasing Officer

Purchasing officer positions are available in a wide variety of organizations and businesses, ranging from hotels to government agencies to universities. Although job requirements vary by company and position, common requirements include at least a bachelor’s degree in business administration or a related field. A minimum of five years of experience dealing with contracts and/or purchasing is also needed; most organizations stipulate that at least part of this must have been in a management or supervisory role.
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Purchasing Officer Tasks
  • Request quotes, solicit bids, and evaluate results to select the appropriate vendors.
  • Work with users and consumers to meet demands and follow guidelines.
  • Procure, negotiate, and contract for necessary supplies, goods and materials.
  • Track inventory and purchases, evaluating vendors.

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Experience Affects Purchasing Officer Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 14%
Mid-Career
up arrow 4%
National Average
$40,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 13%

Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 18 votes.

Gender

Female
58%
female alumni
 
Male
42%
male alumni

Years of Experience

1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 75% dental benefits Dental: 55%
vision benefits Vision: 41% employee benefits None: 25%